“Like every Deadspace performance, the vocalist Chris spends more time on the floor, and off the stage than on it, so it makes for a difficult but challenging shoot and this one was no exception. One of the rare moments he was on the stage, he was crouching behind the fallback screaming into the microphone. Due to the angle I wasn’t able to look through the viewfinder, so I just had to hold my camera in what I thought was the correct spot and hope to hell that the camera decided to focus. Thankfully it did!”
Gear: Nikon D4s with a 24-70 f2.8 and a SB900
Post Process: Due to me using flash for this show, I knew I was going to edit the shots in B/W. Deadspace are an ambient black metal band, a dark, grungy edit was going to work best. I brought the blacks down, punched the whites, and in some areas did a selective contrast. I brought the eyes out just a touch as well.
After studying music all throughout my school years, I decided to go study photography at uni (that makes total sense huh?) In 2008, a friend’s band was playing at Bar Broadway and I thought I’d take my camera along and see what happened, meld the two worlds I was interested in… what could go wrong?Learn more about Kierra Thorn